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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] power_supply: add a TRICKLE_CHARGING status, and add it to the olpc driver
    Mark Brown wrote:

    > The problem here is that anything which is already looking at these
    > statuses is going to have to be able to cope with the information too.
    > In the OLPC case it probably doesn't matter so much if they get
    > confused since this is an unusual case but in the embedded case it's
    > much more normal (and more likely to happen while a user interacts with
    > the device since that tends to burn power which is a problem if you're
    > charging off USB).

    > A separate file with the detailed information would sidestep this since
    > it's a new interface. I'm not strongly opposed to adding the new states
    > but I do think it's worth considering other ways of doing this.

    I've got no problems with a new interface. But, i'm also not the person
    writing the driver. :)

    I can change my script to test for the presence of this new interface
    and use that if it exists rather easily. I already have to handle a few
    cases like that where Andres changed things when I wasn't watching.

    Suggestions on what it would look like?

    Richard Smith <>
    One Laptop Per Child

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